Saison Houblon | Brasserie Trois Dames

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Saison HoublonSaison Houblon

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Brasserie Trois Dames

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Phyl21ca on 11-23-2009

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 19
Photo of brochamb
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very large white head. Typical saison color. Mouth feel is heavier than I thought but still nice for a saison. Smell has some fruity smells with a bit of barn yard. The taste was a bit sour but it went down very. smoothly. Taste also had hints of peach.

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Photo of smcolw
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold color with a bit of a green hue. Good bar pour head that settles in a lumpy fashion.

Sour berry and flowers is my first impression on the smell.

Semi-sweet beginning, as if there was some berry juice added. Decent hop in the swallow and aftertaste, where a touch of the alcohol shows up. Sour finish. Tends to the thin side body wise, but the carbonation is appropriate.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served in a Karmeliet tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark orange to amber color. Cloudy. Forms a medium white bubbled and aired white head. Small retention and very few lacings left

S: Very hoppy flowery in the nose. Sweet malts and yeasts. A bit spicy

T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet upfront followed by a citrus, piny, flowery hoppy taste. Quite bitter in the mouth. Sweet malts and yeasts

M: Medium body and carbonation. Slightly spicy and hoppy bitter aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. Delicious beer. Trois Dames quality

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Photo of wordemupg
3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured into tulip 2/8/12

A hazy dark orange with just a short lived cream colored film after a hard pour that's gone in a flash and leaves no lace, pretty basic

S cereal, spice with some citric hops and toffee, smells decent but not mind blowing

T some marmalade and a little sour apple, reminds me of their DIPA with some faded hops and sour fruit

M not as flat as the DIPA but could use some more life for sure, fairly thick and a spicy finish, fairly slick and the booze is well hidden

O pretty basic and nothing worth writing home about, nice spicy notes is the only thing this one really has going for it

average beer for much more then average price? one and done

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Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. A hopped-up saison, eh? Bring in on, mes amis Suisses!

This beer pours a cloudy, dark golden orange hue, with one finger of densely foamy ecru head, which leaves some nice painted mountain range lace around the glass as it evenly abates.

It smells of subtly bitter grassy hops, edgy wheat grain that is slightly bready in its bearing, orange rind, prickly yeast, and leafy, earthy, and weedy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy wheat malt, a bit of fruity citrus, a very mild sourish tint, tired earthy yeast, and some still in the game perky leafy hops.

The carbonation is sprightly at first, but does me the service of leveling off nicely, the body renders quite well as a middleweight, with an attendant spotty smoothness. It finishes well off-dry, the wheaty malt not shy in its sweetness, but nor are the other lingering players in their citrusy, yeasty, and earthy leanings.

An adequate saison, given that its raison d'etre is to be a hopped-up version, at which it mostly succeeds. As such, I'm getting a capable Low Countries vibe, mixed with a nicely hopped Yankee pale ale - a combination whose offspring promises much, and delivers mostly. Another worthy blending of Old World tradition, and New World sass. Sante!

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Photo of atis
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 edition, 750 ml bottle from the brewery. Purchased it with 50% discount (7 CHF or 7.5 USD), because, as the brewer explained, it had been too much carbonated. It seems that it is sold for normal price in other locations, though.

It is overcarbonated indeed and some 15% of the bottle goes into sink. Pours hazy orange with huge white and foamy head with good retention. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, yeast.

Taste is fruity hops, sweetish malts and spicy yeast, hints of sourness. Very, very dry and slightly bitter finish. And of course, loads of carbonation.

I am not sure if this is an overcarbonated beer or just has an infection. If the latter is true, it has not turned out too bad yet, although the beer is not very tasty either, it certainly would not be worth the full price. Watch out when opening it.

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Photo of Sammy
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grapefuit cloudy with lots of bubbles. Carbonation is natural. The taste is medium, it is a little complex, but also quite lactic. You get used to the lactose or not. A tad sour, this is not for everyone. There is a mild spice there.Bierophilie buying club.Bit funky aroma.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty dark beige color ale with a small foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet Belgian malt with floral and dry hops and a bready yeast finish. Taste is a quite particular mix between some nice floral hops with Belgian malt backbone and a yeasty presence that brings some fruity ester to the mix. Body is full with limited filtration and average carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Interesting mix thought not something I would wish to go for very often.

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Saison Houblon from Brasserie Trois Dames
3.58 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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